External Funding Sources


Searchable Grants Databases

  • Pivot - A comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities estimated at more than $44 billion. Users can create a profile to search and save funding opportunities, set alarms for deadline notifications, or view and connect with profiles from institutions around the world. 
  • The Foundation Center Online

  • Grants Resource Center - A comprehensive and searchable listing of grant opportunities. This site is user-friendly and very informative. (Contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for institutional username and password information)

  • GuideStar - Learn about a non-profit's grant-making activity by searching for IRS 990 Forms (IRS reporting forms submitted by most non-profit grant-making foundations). Note that this website requires that you register and log-in, but those seeking to access "Guidestar Basic" services can utilize the search engine free of charge.

Comprehensive Websites for Federal Grants

Tennessee State Agency Grants

Federal Agency Grant and Resource Pages

Foundations, Professional Associations, Philanthropy Groups

Selected International Opportunities